Catholic Theological Union
CTU’s project, “Science and Saving Stories That Shape Us: Engaging Science and Religion in Our Curriculum and Culture,” s three dimensional. (a) We will focus initially on integrating science into our required courses. Beyond that we are intent on: (b) resourcing the faculty for engaging the science – religion dialogue in the CTU curriculum. This will include developing the basic scientific literacy of faculty members and equipping them with resources and pedagogical strategies they could implement in their classes. All faculty colleagues are encouraged to join in the various opportunities offered through this grant and they will receive professional credit for their participation. Finally, we will emphasize (c) making engagement in the science-religion dialogue sustainable in the teaching and learning throughout our entire curriculum as we prepare future ministers for the 21st Century Roman Catholic World Church. To this end, the work of the appropriate institutional Standing Committees and Academic Departments will focus their work as necessary to ensure this integration. The Science for Seminaries funding will make possible several activities oriented toward these ends.